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are going to be watching when the polls in virginia close. 7:00. 7:30. then 8:00, florida. then they'll know if they've got the votes to win. live from obama, election night headquarters in chicago. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >> a long line of maryland residents who want their voices heard today. some voters at the community center here tell us they've waited more than three hours to cast their ballots. there were some frustrations in the long lines but most of the voters seem to be in good spirits. reports from other precincts said there was a long wait in the morning but the lines seemed to improve as the day wore on. voters in maryland are casting their ballots on several initiatives today including whether to uphold same sex marriage. question 6, as it is known, also permits religious institutions to decide whether they'll perform ceremonies for those couples. if it passes, maryland would be the first state in the country to legalize same sex marriage by voter referendum. maryland voters also weighing in on question 7. it would allow table games at casinos like roulette and poker. the
in columbus later today, he started the day in florida and will end the day in new hampshire. at midday, he made two stops in virginia, including one that just wrapped up at george mason university. steve handelsman is in ohio with the latest. >> reporter: governor mitt romney began his last state push in florida. >> we can begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow, and with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what's going to happen. >> reporter: a few hours later he was in virginia. >> if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for change. help us win this. >> reporter: with bruce springsteen, president obama started today in wisconsin. >> you know that i'll fight for you and your families every single day, as hard as i know how. >> reporter: last night colorado, a huge rally. after a shimmy with stevie wonder in cincinnati, ohio. the president urged his backers to vote today. the lines to early voting in ohio have been long. but republicans won a fight to shorten voting hours. mary jenkins was out to get obama backers to the polls. she figured she could make the differen
today in florida, washington was counting, 53 days until the fiscal cliff. deep defense cuts and cuts in social service spending, and more ominously, tax hikes on everyone. that could spark a return to recession. says a senator who is bailing out of washington's gridlock. >> anything could serve as a trip wire to igniting another financial crisis. >> reporter: both sides are urging president obama to lead the way to a budget deal that avoids the cliff. after his victory tuesday, he's sure to demand, as part of any agreement to cut spending, a tax hike on the wealthy, says a top obama aide. >> he talked about it in the debate and speeches. balance deficit reduction included some revenues. and he was reelected by -- you know, in a significant way. >> reporter: house speaker republican john boehner seemed to signal he gets that. >> we're willing to accept some additional revenues via tax reform. we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> reporter: but anti-tax conservatives are jumping in to clarify and warn the speaker not to buckle. >> boehner's position is exac
this the battleground states. on this day after, nbc news is still waiting to make an official call for florida. but the president hit 270 electoral votes without it. nbc steve handelsman is live in chicago with how the president got there. steve? >> reporter: jim, thanks. good evening. so president obama gets four more years. but what else does it mean. how about all the problems up on capitol hill. well, from here in chicago today, president obama telephoned congressional leaders, urging more bipartisan cooperation. hoping yesterday's vote was the kind of jolt needed to get things done. reelected, with more than 300 electoral votes and the majority of the popular vote. president obama headed back to the white house, hoping his victory can break washington's gridlock. putting aside florida, where the votes were still being counted, the president dominated the election map. victory across the battleground states except north carolina. obama backers celebrated his win in swing state virginia. harry reid whose senate majority got bigger, demanded republicans cut deals now on taxes and spending. >
that terrible blast. >>> breaking news, a scare at a local college campus. >>> this florida woman was the key to revealing the david petraeus cheating scandal, threatening e-mails she started to receive started to unravel the affair. >>> federal workers had the day off but metro's weekend schedule had hundreds of commuters fuming today. >>> get ready for a big chill. you won't see today's temperatures for quite some time. >>> good evening. i'm wendy rieger. >> and i'm jim handly. we begin with breaking news right now. a 19-year-old student taken into custody today from the rockville campus of montgomery college. as news4 first reported at 4:00, students reportedly overheard the student making threats. pat collins joins us live with exclusive new details. pat? >> reporter: jim, a broken relationship leads to some shooting threats, and then police action here at montgomery college. this 19-year-old man brought in for questioning today, after he allegedly made threats to shoot people at montgomery college's rockville campus. according to a school spokesperson, the man, a student himself, was ups
is expected to be back at work in a few weeks. >>> in florida, there's a debate today over street justice. keith kirk is a homeless man who admits he stole an expensive bicycle from outside a convenience store in ft. lauderdale. when the owner caught up with kirk, he delivered his own version of street justice. he tackled kirk, beat him so badly, the bicycle thief was left with two black eyes, several cuts, one of which required stitches. the sun sentinel reports that he was making a citizens arrest and did not use excessive force. >>> holiday shopping goes high-tech. coming up, is it really safe to pay using your cell phone and other mobile devices? >>> my mommy is having a seizure. i thought i could call you guys. >> the quick thinking 4-year-old girl who saved her mom's life. >>> thanksgiving is less than a week away now. and we're getting geared up for our annual food for families food drive. all day on monday. today, the magnet nurses at georgetown university hospital are in the midst of their annual campaign to collect cans for the drive. >> you know it's thanksgiving when these nur
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